Speaking of Science: Digging Up the Definition of “Fossil” with Carl Mehling
Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
212-874-5210 Price: Free
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Speaker: Carl Mehling, Senior Museum Specialist, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History
People have a sense of what fossils are but defining the term “fossil” is remarkably tricky. We will attempt to pin it down, observe the inevitable pitfalls of the quest, and see if we can clarify the concept. And along the way we will observe the bewildering variety of fossils and dig into the philosophy of definitions.